2018 BMW X5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Glacier Silver Metallic
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MSRP
$50,112 - $68,505
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
255-445
Seats
5-7

How 2018 BMW X5 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.3Styling 4.4Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2018 BMW X5 luxury SUV stands out with athletic manners that best rivals like the Acura MDX and Lexus RX, while boasting powertrain choices that range from gasoline and a diesel engine to a plug-in hybrid. With a starting price over $58,000, the X5’s power and cachet don’t come cheap.

BMW X5 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon xDrive35i $55,169 - $62,214
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 21 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive35d $56,384 - $63,725
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Diesel I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 21 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive50i $60,428 - $68,505
Horsepower: 445 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 21 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon sDrive35i $50,112 - $56,485
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive40e iPerformance $54,895 - $62,126
Horsepower: 313 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Base $55,169 - $62,214
Horsepower: 255 hp - 445 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, Twin Turbo Diesel I-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 21 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.91
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It gets excellent mileage.

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It rides smoothly, it has nice lines, the interior is comfortable and its roomy for our guests...... Overall, bmw made a wonderful SUV as far as the x5 is concerned. It has all the bells and whistles - I do not think we will ever buy another brand again.

Seth F
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The car drives marvelously, and has amazing reaction.

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I really like that the vehicle feels like you're driving a car rather than a big SUV. It has very smooth controls and I enjoy that. The only the i would complain about would be the screen system, it's a little hard to understand.

Blanca A
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My favorite part about the x5 is how smoothly and easily it drives.

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I absolutely love my x5. It rides so smoothly and has incredible features. I had an Acura before this, and it does not even come close to the BMW. I will never buy another car again!

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$55,169 - $62,214
$56,384 - $63,725

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
255 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC I
3.0L DOHC I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Optional
Optional
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Optional
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P285/35WR21
P285/35WR21

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.5 (in.)
115.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.7 (ft.)
41.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.3 (in.)
76.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4790 (.lbs)
4930 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
255 (hp)

Torque

Torque
300 (ft. lbs.)
413 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5952 (.lbs)
5952 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
595 (.lbs)
595 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.4 (gal.)
22.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos *
  • Park Distance Control Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Equipment > Electrical Sep 19, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 19, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V652000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.
Consequence:
An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners on November 19, 2018. A second notification will be sent when the remedy is available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Suspension > Front > Control Arm > Lower Arm Jun 27, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 27, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V439000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles. The pivot bolt on the front lower-left control arm may not have been properly hardened, which may cause the control arm to break.
Consequence:
If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling and control can be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower-left control arms and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 11, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Suspension Nov 16, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 16, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V727000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.
Consequence:
Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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